Melbourne, May 23: Here an Indian taxi driver has been assaulted by two passengers who knocked him unconscious, who insulted him badly in Australia here on Saturday.
Coming to details, The victim Pardeep Singh, 25, a student of hospitality in the country, was beaten at the Sandy Bay McDonald's drive-through in Australia's island state of Tasmania on Saturday night.
He said he had picked up the couple around 10.30 pm and the woman kept opening the door to throw up even though he kept asking her not to.
He reportedly warned her about possible accidents because of passing cars and also told the couple, "If you mess up the car you have to pay a cleaning fee."
The couple allegedly started abusing and beating the driver and kicking his taxi to damage it, while screaming, "You f****** Indian" and "bloody Indian".
Mr. Singh said the man punched him from behind, and pushed him to the ground and kicked him repeatedly.
Another witness came forward with video footage of the incident. Mr. Singh said he would not drive taxis again "because it's so dangerous".
A man and a woman have been charged with the assault, according to the police.
"It is alleged that the driver asked the passengers to leave his taxi after one of them was sick," said Ian Whish-Wilson, a police inspector said.
"There was a dispute over payment and it is alleged the passengers assaulted the driver and damaged the vehicle. It was alleged a racial comment was made during the assault but it does not appear that the incident was racially-motivated," said the officer.
This is the third attack on an Indian taxi driver in Australia in less than a year.